USAR RULES (Ugly Sinister Assault Rifle)
We created this match so that we can use our ARs, AKs, and other military type full/semi auto rifles. We will call it USAR (Ugly and Sinister Assault Rifle) match.
Rifles: Any military style rifle capable of firing semi-auto can be used in our USAR match. The rifle must be chambered in its original caliber and be between 22 to 30 caliber. Optical sights or scopes will be allowed, and the rifle may be equipped with a bipod and/or sling.
Equipment: Allowed equipment will include only those items the soldier would have in the field. Field packs, rucksacks, binoculars, helmets, etc. may be used. A small roll-up mat or tarp, elbow pads, and recoil-shield may also be used for shooting. No coaching will be allowed except the score keeper. No laser range finders, spotting scopes, or high power equipment like shooting gloves or coats will be allowed. Open bolt indicators are required and must be installed anytime the shooter is not actually firing or preparing to fire.
Ammunition: May be loaded with soft nosed, hollow point, or Full Metal Jacket bullets. No armor piercing or tracer ammunition will be allowed. This includes SS-109 62gr green tip military ammo, as it has penetrators within the bullet.
Rifles: Any military bolt-action sniper rifle of pre-1950 design. An original bolt-action military (not sporterized) sniper rifle or reasonable replica and chambered for its original military cartridge may be used. Scopes must be a fixed power of 6X or less. Replicas (make-up guns) may have receiver-mounted scopes or “Scout Mount” scopes as on the German Z-141. As the original military sniper rifles can be very expensive, we would like to encourage the use of military bolt action rifles which were at some point sporterized and equipped with a scope. If such a rifle is then fitted with the appropriate original military stock/hardware, it will be a close approximation to a true, original sniper rifle but much more affordable. The idea here is not to ruin the value of older military bolt action rifles in their original condition by drilling and tapping them for scope mounts.
Equipment: Since our Sniper Match is intended to simulate a lone shooter on a mobile mission, allowed equipment will include only those items the soldier would have in the field. Field packs, rucksacks, binoculars, helmets, etc. may be used. A small roll-up mat or tarp, elbow pads, and recoil-shield may also be used for shooting. No coaching will be allowed except by the score keeper. No laser range finders and no spotting scopes will be allowed. Wearing of period uniforms is encouraged to enhance the experience, but is not required.
Ammunition: Ammunition may be loaded with soft nosed, hollow point, or Full Metal Jacket bullets. No armor piercing, or tracer ammunition will be allowed.